by Stephanie Linning
Originally published: June 2, 2017
A pioneering model with Down Syndrome has issued a rallying cry to the fashion industry to feature more people with disabilities in their campaigns.
Katie Mead, from Des Moines, Iowa, last year became the first model with Down Syndrome to front a beauty brand and has seen her career go from strength to strength ever since.
The 33-year-old now combines her career in front of the camera with her work as an ambassador for people with learning disabilities, and wants to encourage others to follow her into the industry.